Interdisciplinary Dissertation Completion Fellowships 2011-12

The two annual dissertation-completion fellowships offered by the Humanities Center through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are intended to support work that crosses disciplinary (and even divisional) boundaries, as for example between literature or art and the natural or social sciences, or between and among the various disciplines of the humanities (the history of art, literature, philosophy, linguistics, etc.). The committee will be interested in proposals that make strong and innovative interdisciplinary connections of a kind not customary within a given discipline. These fellowships are intended to encourage scholars to expand their own disciplinary expectations, and to explore the methodologies and practices of disciplines beyond those of their home departments or programs.

The award provides a stipend plus tuition and health fees for the year. (In 2010-11 the stipend is $23,000 and may or may not be subject to change for 2011-12). Ph.D candidates in years G4 through G6 are welcome to apply; recipients are expected to complete the dissertation in the course of the fellowship year. Dissertation Completion Fellows are also expected to be in residence throughout the year.

Applicants should submit a single copy of the standard dissertation completion packet, with letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, directly to the Humanities Center by Friday, February 18. For deadline information and other specific guidelines, see Fellowships for Harvard GSAS Students, 2011-12. This publication may be obtained at the Fellowships Office, 3rd Floor, Holyoke Center.

The Fellowships Office is located at:

1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Holyoke Center, 3rd floor
Telephone: 617-495-1814

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